PRINCE USMAN INVESTED AS THE 1ST PRINCIPAL PATRON; HONOURED WITH SILVER JUBILEE PILLAR OF SUPPORT AWARD ALONGSIDE OTHER 24 PERSONALITIES*_
DEPUTY GOVERNOR, COUNCIL CHAIRMAN, LAGOS DIVISION BABA ADINNI OF COUNCIL OF CHIEF IMAAMS ALL SUE FOR PROPER CHILD UPBRINGING AND PEACEFUL COEXISTENCE*_
The umbrella body of all Muslims in Ifako-Ijaiye Local Government, Ifako-Ijaiye Muslim Community, held her Silver Jubilee Ceremony yesterday, where Prince Usman Akanbi Hamzat (Executive Chairman of Ifako-Ijaiye Local Government) was invested as the First Principal Patron while honouring 25 important personalities from Ifako-Ijaiye with Silver Jubilee Pillar of Support Awards.
Ifako-Ijaiye Muslim Community (IIMC) was founded in 1997 a year after the creation of the Local Government; making it the first from the State. Since then, the Lagos State Government has also recognized the IIMC as the most organized Local Government Muslim association across the State._
Alhaji Yunusa Lasisi, Alhaji AbuTaleeb Orire Oyedeji and Alhaji Abdul-Lateef Sunmonu who are the first, second and current president of the Muslim Community respectively jointly presented the Certificate of Patronship as the First Principal Patron of the Muslim Community to the Council Chairman.“`
During his remarks, President of Ifako-Ijaiye Muslim Community, Alhaji Abdul-Lateef Ayodeji Sunmonu noted that the decision to Invest Prince Usman Akanbi Hamzat as the Principal Patron was unanimously taken at the General Meeting and ratified by the Executive Council of the Muslim Community.
He said the Executive Council had made the Muslim Community proud by his administration’s landmark achievements and numerous developmental initiatives within the short period in office; which also included approval of monthly impress for both the Muslim Community and Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN).
Meanwhile, during his Goodwill Message the Deputy Governor of Lagos State, Dr. Kadri Obafemi Hamzat (represented by the Council Chairman), congratulated Ifako-Ijaiye Muslim Community on the 25th Anniversary while imploring all Muslims to instill moral values across board and work towards proper child upbringing, as this will enhance security and reduce moral decadence in our society.
The Executive Chairman of Ifako-Ijaiye Local Government and Baba Adinni of Council of Chief Imaams Lagos Division also joined in the call for a serene environment and decent society via proper tutoring and good moral values.
Highlight of the event also featured Fundraising for Ifako-Ijaiye Islamic Center where the Executive Chairman donated millions of naira for the project.
The Chief of Staff to the Executive Chairman, Alhaji Mustapha Abolaji Taiwo also announced a million naira support on behalf of all the aides to the Executive Chairman.
The Ifako-Ijaiye Islamic Center foundation was laid by Late Oba Muftau Olatunji Hamzat in 2005.“`
- Lateef Oladimeji Salaam
Chief Press Secretary to the Executive Chairman,
IFAKO-IJAIYE LOCAL GOVERNMENT